The Story Behind the Image - Wastwater

This view looking down Wast Water to the trio of peaks beyond was voted one of Britain's favourite scenic views, and it isn't hard to see why.

I almost didn't get this photo; when I arrived at the lake, the evening was overcast and drab. I despaired of getting anything approaching nice light. I was so discouraged that I phoned my wife to have a good moan about it.

Then with that sudden Lake District magic, the sky cleared, leaving me standing open-mouthed in mid-complaint to my wife. I rang off quickly and ran down to the shore where I quickly set up my tripod with its legs emerged under the water to capture this wonderful view before the sun disappeared in the west.

I'm happy to say that I learned a lesson from that experience; never give up on the Lake District weather. No matter what it's doing, it can change in an instant.

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